Brad Furman will direct, while Albert S. Ruddy will produce.
Cry Macho is based on the 1975 novel of the same name, by N. Richard Nash, who also wrote the play The Rainmaker. N. Richard Nash, who died in 2000, wrote the screenplay, which Albert S. Ruddy has re-optioned over the years.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 63, will play Mike, a once well-regarded horse trainer whose wife and son have died. His former boss makes him an offer he can't refuse: $400,000 to kidnap the boss' trust fund son, who is living with the man's ex-wife in Mexico. But when Mike locates the boy, a real troublemaker, the ex-wife doesn't want the kid. But as Mike and the boy head back to the states, with the Federales are on their trail, they develop a father-son bond of their own.
Production is set to begin in September.